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Do you rinse your rice?

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Rollergirl11 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:04:24

DH is obsessive about it. I can’t be bothered. I honestly couldn’t say that there is a discerning difference between the rice he serves and the rice I dish up. What does everyone else do?

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Fri 20-Oct-17 20:05:56

I don't, but will forever remember being yelled at by a japanese friend for not washing my rice 3 times.

PuffinsSitOnMuffins Fri 20-Oct-17 20:06:09

Nope. I rinse bulgar wheat as that seems to make a difference. Never rinsed rice.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:06:53

Yes I tend to.

drinkswineoutofamug Fri 20-Oct-17 20:07:44


SnugglySnerd Fri 20-Oct-17 20:08:11

Yes. It grows in flooded fields in areas that often lack proper sewerage systems!

BamburyFuriou3 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:08:14

Apparently we are supposed to soak it overnight and then rinse it before cooking to remove arsenic. So I do that and don't rinse after cooking...

Queenofthedrivensnow Fri 20-Oct-17 20:08:14


Tatiebee Fri 20-Oct-17 20:08:20

Yes I soak for an hour if I can then rinse til the water is clear(ish) before I cook it.

Wtfdoicare Fri 20-Oct-17 20:08:54


washingmachinefastwash Fri 20-Oct-17 20:09:12

No. Too much faf and bits fall in the sink.

McTufty Fri 20-Oct-17 20:10:17

Do I fuck!

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Fri 20-Oct-17 20:10:20

Remove the arsenic?? shock

Lairymilk Fri 20-Oct-17 20:10:42

Yes. It grows in flooded fields in areas that often lack proper sewerage systems!

I never have done but after reading this think I might start!

BamburyFuriou3 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:12:03

Yes, arsenic.

bigbluebus Fri 20-Oct-17 20:12:36

I do usually but this evening I didn't bother and it didn't make any difference.

TeachesOfPeaches Fri 20-Oct-17 20:12:37

Arsenic is in apples and no I don't bother washing rice.

chocolatespiders Fri 20-Oct-17 20:13:17

Rollergirl11 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:13:26

So do people rinse because of hygiene then? Rather than it making the rice better?

chocolatespiders Fri 20-Oct-17 20:14:14

mine sticks together if i don't wash the starch off.

MerryMarigold Fri 20-Oct-17 20:14:23

I never used to but my friend taught me a trick. Soak in boiled water for 15 mins then give it a good rinse till water is clear. The rice is beautiful afterwards, but I do also cook it the proper way ie. All the water evaporates not boiled and drained (Yuck!). It makes it much less starchy and sticky this way. Lovely individual grains. When I use cheaper rice I believe a lot of rice dust comes out when washing.

cheesypastatonight Fri 20-Oct-17 20:14:40

Always, .... apparently Chinese people look down on people who don't rinse their rice three time, according to my brother who used to live in China!

SnugglySnerd Fri 20-Oct-17 20:15:38

Bit of both really Roller. My friend's mum taught me to cook rice. She is Persian and makes the best Persian rice ever so I've always done as she told me.

BamburyFuriou3 Fri 20-Oct-17 20:16:34

Its cyanide in apples - and it's only very small amounts in the pips.

SheRaaarghPrincessOfPower Fri 20-Oct-17 20:18:08

You rinse it to get the starch off

I don't wash anything that I cook in boiling water..

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